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Jordan Rejects U.N. Proposal on Arab Property in Israel

The Jordanian government has received a note from the United Nations Conciliation Commission suggesting the establishment of an office in the Old City of Jerusalem to discuss Arab property in Israel, and to become acquainted with the opinions of owners of such property with regard to compensation.

Arab circles have shown interest in this note, it is reported here today from Beirut, but the Jordan government rejected it because it considered the proposal a “violation of the U.N. resolutions which provide for the return of refugees or compensation for those not wishing to return. ” Arab league circles say that the first step which the commission should take is to hold a plebiscite among the refugees to learn their attitude in this respect, the report from Beirut says.

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